Unemployment rate fell in all 82 counties in June

by Associated Press

Published: July 26,2012

Tags: employee, employment, job, jobless, unemployed, unemployment, unemployment rate, work, worker

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates fell in all Mississippi counties in June compared to a year ago, according to figures released yesterday.

Rankin County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.9 percent, while 11 counties reported rates of 11 percent or higher. Clay County was the highest among the 82 counties at 17.9 percent.

County-level rates are not adjusted to cancel out predictable seasonal changes. They usually rise in June as students and teachers seek jobs. Only Marshall County saw its jobless rate fall from May to June.

Seasonally adjusted, the state’s jobless rate rose to 8.8 percent in June, from 8.7 percent in May, according to figures released last Friday. In June 2011, the rate was 10.8 percent.

The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 percent in June, below June 2011′s 9.1 percent.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

One Response to “Unemployment rate fell in all 82 counties in June”

  1. Unemployment rate fell in all 82 counties in June « Says:

    [...] msbusiness.com/2012/07/unemployment-rate-fell-in-a…-june Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. [...]

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

Still planning that summer vacation?

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: